The Stonington Farmers Market began in 1997 under the initiative of Geoffrey Little. The enormously popular market attracts residents from the Borough and surrounding communities who come to buy fresh, healthy, local food. In 2008 the Stonington Farmers Market became a year-round event, moving inside during the winter months. Items sold at the market include locally grown vegetables and fruits, jams, a variety of breads, pies and baked goods, cheese, eggs, poultry, meat, pork, fish, shrimp, scallops, Italian ices, maple syrup, honey, flowers and decorative plants. Thanks to greenhouses, our farmers offer fresh produce (including tomatoes!) throughout the winter. Our market offers whatever our farmers are harvesting each week as well as prepared foods such as pesto, salsa, pot pies, soups and stews.
In addition to great food, a different craft vendor is featured each week at the market. Among the hand-made items you’ll find are beautiful molded beeswax candles, pottery, jewelry, wooden bowls, soaps, painted signs, printed fabrics and scarves.
For a list of participating vendors, please click here: vendor list
For more information on the market, please visit us on Facebook.
Summer Market - Town Docks
Held on a field adjacent to the Town Docks, the summer market is held each Saturday from 9am-12pm, May through October, when it moves inside to escape the chilly weather. The summer market is a great place to connect with friends and neighbors, bring your dogs for some socialization and let your kids have fun at the playground while you shop for locally grown, fresh food and hand-made crafts. The Stonington Village Improvement Association sets up a tent in the center of the market each week. Volunteers are always welcome to work at this table where we sell fresh brewed coffee and merchandise such as t-shirts and hats, the proceeds of which offset the cost of advertising and promoting the market.
Winter Market - The Velvet Mill
Each Saturday in the winter, the market moves inside to the Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave. in Stonington; it is open from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. The winter market provides a great meeting place for the community. On cold winter days it’s fun to stop in for a hot cup of homemade soup, a chat with friends and to see what the farmers and craft vendors are offering. Get there early before the green house spinach or baby bok choy sells out! A variety of musicians cheer up a gray day and craft vendors offer unique gifts for the holiday season.
Over the years, the market has become an integral part of village life. Please take the time to visit our market…it's a great way to meet people in the community while supporting our local farmers and artisans.
If you’d like to participate as a vendor at the market or volunteer to work at the SVIA table during the summer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.